August 29, 2007 Storm Statistics

Readings From Weather Bus.com:

First Measurable Rain Time: August 29, 2007 at 3:25pm
Last Measurable Rain Time: August 29, 2007 at 3:45pm
Storm Total: 0.26in.
Max Rain Rate: 2.11in/hr
Peak Wind Gust: NE @ 35mph
Total Lightning: 31,854

Comments:
Strong surface heating, combined with some added moisture, were the right ingredients to form a rather isolated thunderstorm over Northern Gold Canyon resulting in brief heavy rainfall, gusty winds and much cooler temperatures. We rated this storm in the significant category due to the high rain rates and the significant drop in temperature. This is the fifteenth storm to affect the area since the beginning of the 2007 Monsoon Season, on July 8th.

The thunderstorm formed over the area around 3:08pm, and we recorded the first 0.01in. of rain by 3:25pm. From 3:25pm to 3:45pm, heavy rainfall was noted, with a storm total of 0.26in.. The peak rain rate, during this storm, was 2.11in/hr. at 3:37pm. The rain also dropped the temperature considerably. As a matter of fact, the temperature was 107.4°F at 3:15pm, and by 3:30pm the temperature was 88.0°F!! That is a 19.4°F drop in temperature in fifteen minutes!!

Late in the afternoon/evening, strong to severe thunderstorms formed and moved through Magma and Coolidge, leaving some damage behind. In Magma, AZ, a report was made to the NWS, that roofs were blown off homes in the far east portion of the city. In Coolidge, AZ, power poles were knocked down, due to strong winds, with power outages from Highway 87 into downtown Coolidge.


Rainfall Totals Released From The NWS:

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
1000 PM MST WED AUG 29 2007

...24 HOUR PRECIPITATION FOR THE PHOENIX METRO AREA ENDING
AT 10 PM...

                               6 HR PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
                               OLDEST  >>>>>>>>>>>  NEWEST

  ID     STATION NAME          10 PM   4 AM  10 AM   4 PM   24 HR
                               -4 AM -10 AM  -4 PM -10 PM   TOTAL



AHWATUKEE
MAHA3    AHWATUKEE              0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00

APACHE JUNCTION
PMDA3    USERY MOUNTAIN PARK      M      M      M      M       M
KNGA3    KINGS RANCH              M      M      M      M       M

AVONDALE
AVOA3    AGUA FRIA @ BUCKEYE      M      M      M      M       M

BUCKEYE
MBUA3    BUCKEYE FRS #2         0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00

CAREFREE
ZCAA3    FRAESFIELD MOUNTAIN    0.00   0.00   0.00   0.04    0.04
CRFA3    CAREFREE RANCH           M      M      M      M       M

CAVECREEK
HMBA3    HUMBOLDT MOUNTAIN        M      M      M      M       M
CBTA3    CAVE BUTTES DAM          M      M      M      M       M

CHANDLER
ZCHA3    EMF @ ARIZONA AVE      0.00   0.00   0.00   0.08    0.08

GILBERT
ZGIA3    MESA TOWER               M      M      M      M       M
ZCPA3    CROSSROADS PARK        0.00   0.16   0.28   0.00    0.43

GLENDALE
MGLA3    CITY OF GLENDALE         M      M      M      M       M
MMDA3    MARYLAND @ 27TH AVE      M      M      M      M       M
MSXA3    ACDC @ 67TH AVE        0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00

GOODYEAR
ZGYA3    TUTHILL @ RAY RD       0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00

GUADALUPE
ZGAA3    GUADALUPE FRS          0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00

MESA
MBDA3    BROADWAY @ DOBSON      0.00   0.00   0.00   0.04    0.04
ZBLA3    BROADWAY @ LINDSAY     0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
MBHA3    BROWN RD. @ HORNE      0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
MEEA3    KLEINMAN PARK            M      M      M      M       M
FALA3    THUNDER MOUNTAIN       0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
MLAA3    MOUNTAIN VIEW PARK     0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
WMSA3    QUEEN CREEK RD         0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
ZUPA3    USERY PARK WS          0.00     M      M      M       M

NEW RIVER
NEWA3    SUNUP RANCH            0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00

PARADISE VALLEY
MCLA3    CAVE CREEK LANDFILL    0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
MCCA3    E FORK CC #1           0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
MLDA3    LOST DOG WASH            M      M      M      M       M
MRPA3    REATA PASS DAMSITE       M      M      M      M       M

PEORIA
NRDA3    NEW RIVER DAM            M      M      M      M       M
MBLA3    NEW RIVER @ BELL RD      M      M      M      M       M

PHOENIX
MBTA3    CESAR CHAVEZ PARK        M      M      M      M       M
MMIA3    MISSOURI @ 16TH ST       M      M      M      M       M
MOXA3    OLD XCUT @ MCDOWELL    0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
MPAA3    PAPAGO PARK            0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
MPPA3    PERRY PARK               M      M      M      M       M
ADBA3    ADOBE DAM                M      M      M      M       M
MPHA3    SKUNK CREEK @ I-17     0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
MPMA3    JEFFERSON @ 4TH AVE    0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
MROA3    ROESER @ 2ND ST          M      M      M      M       M
         UNDEFINED                M      M      M      M       M
ZSFA3    SOUTH MOUNTAIN FAN       M      M      M      M       M
MTHA3    THOMAS & 16TH ST         M      M      M      M       M
MTQA3    THOMAS @ 48TH ST         M      M      M      M       M

QUEEN CREEK
ZQRA3    QUEEN CR @ RITTENHO    0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
ZQCA3    QUEEN CREEK LANDFIL      M      M      M      M       M
QNCA3    EMF @ QUEEN CREEK R      M      M      M      M       M

SCOTTSDALE
SDLA3    INDIAN BEND WASH @     0.00   0.00   0.00     M     0.00
ZMDA3    MCDOWELL MOUNTAIN P    0.00   0.00   0.00   0.12    0.12
MPJA3    PIMA @ JOMAX           0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00

SUN CITY
MSWA3    SUN CITY WEST          0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00

SURPRISE
MDYA3    DYSART @ BELL RD       0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
MCFA3    MCMICKEN FLOODWAY      0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00

TEMPE
MSPA3    SALT RIVER @ PRIEST    0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00
MTEA3    ASU SOUTH              0.00   0.00   0.00   0.00    0.00